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Duterte orders EU ambassadors to leave PH in 24 hours

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By Genalyn Kabiling and Roy Mabasa 

Furious over their interference in the country’s affairs, President Duterte has warned the ambassadors of the European Union (EU) to leave the country in 24 hours after the bloc supposedly lobbied for the country’s removal from the United Nations (UN).

The President said the country could cut “diplomatic channel” with any country in the EU which he claimed has been critical of his drug war, adding the nation does not need their aid anyway.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his message during the Re-launching of the Press Briefing Room at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on October 12, 2017. (Richard V. Viñas / MANILA BULLETIN)

President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his message during the Re-launching of the Press Briefing Room at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on October 12, 2017. (Richard V. Viñas / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The ambassadors of those countries listening now, tell me. Because we can have the diplomatic channel cut tomorrow. You leave my country in 24 hours. All. All of you,” Duterte said in Malacanang. “Do not come to this country again. We don’t need you,” he said.

The President also challenged the EU to make good on its threat to expel the country from the world body if it can.

“You want to expel us? You try. Your $1,000 dollars will earn P1 million from me if you can expel us from UN,” he said.

“Bakit, papayag kaya ang Russia pati China? You think China and the rest of the countries in ASEAN will agree to that? Where will be the crucial vote that will come? The Security Council. And you think Russia and China will allow that?” he added.

“Kasi ang pagtingin niyo kasi sa amin, walang alam sa Charter ng United Nations [Because you think we don’t know anything about the United Nations Charter] You think we are a bunch of morons here,” Duterte added.
The President claimed that the “stupid European Union guys” were focused on the number of deaths linked to the government’s anti-drug campaign.

“And they threatened us, I said that they will have us expelled from the UN. My God, do it stupid. Do it now,” a fuming Duterte declared.

“Start delisting the Philippines from the UN. Sige nga kung kaya nila [Go ahead if you can],” he added.

A seven-man delegation of the “International Delegates of the Progressive Alliance” was in Manila last 8-9 October and held a presser urging the Duterte administration to stop the spate of killings related to illegal drug campaign.

Reacting to President Duterte’s statement, the European Union Delegation reaffirmed its commitment to working constructively and productively with the Philippines for the benefit of the population.

In a statement, the EU Delegation also distanced itself from a group of “international delegates” who visited the country early this week and strongly criticized Duterte’s anti-illegal drugs campaign.

“The European Union was not part of the organisation or planning of that visit – neither the Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines nor the European Union institutions in Brussels,” the Delegation explained.

That delegation, the EU pointed out, “was not European Union mission as falsely reported by some media outlets.”

“The statements made by the Progressive Alliance during its visit to the Philippines were made solely on behalf of the Progressive Alliance and do not represent the position of the European Union,” the EU Mission said.

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  • Jose Rizal

    Daming satsat tong matandang to. PIRMA NA………………SIGN OR RESIGN

    • general problem

      yan na lang ba ang kaya nyong ikalat na tsismis???

      • Jose Rizal

        Ha? Anong tsismis?

        • general problem

          diba sinupalpal ng AMLC yun…diba ipinagkalat ng idol mong trililing na galing sa AMLC yung docs nya…e ano ang sabi ng AMLC kamakaylan lang…bukod sa hindi galing sa kanila yung docs, nakitaan pa nila na manipulated ang mga figures sa docs na yun…so ano ngayon…anong tsismis???

          • Jose Rizal

            Satsat at Nagsisinungalin ang ginagawa ng idol mo pre. Alam ng lahat yan. Recorded yan lahat. Ano ngayon kung nag deny ang AMLC, takot lang sila na pag initan. Hindi na mali or hindi totoo ang sinasabi ni trillanes

            E kung matinong tao yang idol mo di sya dapat mag dalawang isip na mag sign ng waiver.

            POOR daw sya………mayamaya may 40 million pala, ano ba talaga, Sinungaling after sinugnaling yang ponyetang idol mo, gago ka.

        • pidot

          idol mo daw si tililing!!!!

  • general problem

    “That delegation, the EU pointed out, “was not European Union mission as falsely reported by some media outlets.”

    PDI ang nagreport nyan na EU delegate sila…

    • VeryDisgusted2

      This fake media should be closed. Their permit to operate should be revoked. This fake media is extremely dangerous to national security for they twist facts for public consumption and instigate troubles in the nation.

  • ceebar

    EU needs to take care of their own problems before butting in to other Countries problems, like how to stop muslim terrorists from killing their people all over Europe.

    • johnny wang

      What goes around comes around and duterte should be under no illusions that he will be allowed to go scot free with all this murders and killings of innocent citizens done during his term in office and by people under his control. The world court at the Hague is making a dossier on all this murders and will charge our guy with crimes against humanity

  • Duh

    So all the OFW’s working in Europe are now getting bad reviews and worry about their jobs because their President’s brain did not engage with his mouth , again !

  • saif

    EU –> 3 Ways Humans Create Poverty
    https://www.fastcompany.com/3043284/3-ways-humans-create-poverty

    Duterte is trying to fix poverty, hence, he will have enemies.

    • john appleseed

      He is “fixing” poverty by slaughtering 13,000 poor people, while many wealthy drug lords have been RELEASED FROM CUSTODY.
      Idiot saif.

  • johnny wang

    …………Our guy and his security people involved in killing and murdering innocent civilians in the name of being drug dealers are on the watch list of the international human rights organizations and will be picked up and taken to answer for their misdeeds at the right time

  • john appleseed

    Lunatic President insults people harshly & profanely every day, but he can’t handle any criticism.
    The EU is right to criticize Duterte. He is a mass murderer.
    Kicking people out doesn’t change those facts.